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Eszter Balint & Stew I Hate Memory

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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A musical journey through the winsome past of Eszter Balint

Thursday, April 19, 2018 / 7 PM / Free
Friday, May 18, 2018 / 7 PM / Free
Friday, June 22, 2018 / 7 PM / Free

Howl! Happening is pleased to present an evening of songs that bring together two legendary downtown creators, Eszter Balint and Stew. A wistful travelogue through the winsome past of Eszter Balint, I Hate Memory stars the streets of New York City and co-stars the 20th century. It also features appearances by joy, lies, crime, family, bellowing, sadness, imagination, bodegas, amnesia, fame, immigration, creativity, shame (that most loyal of friends!), shaking rhythms, B&W zombies, Mrs. Hot Stuff, and more.

Eszter sings and plays guitar and violin, while Stew does the quieter singing and plays guitar, with Vincent Sperrazza on drums and Kato Hideki on bass.

I hate memory
I hate memory
I hate memory
Memory’s a predator

Eszter Balint is a singer-songwriter with three critically-acclaimed solo albums. She grew up as a member of the legendary avant-garde theater company Squat Theatre. She’s had featured roles in films by Jim Jarmusch, Woody Allen, and Steve Buscemi—including a role alongside David Bowie—and has recently starred in a six-episode arc in Season 4 of Louis CK’s TV show Louie. Jon Pareles of The New York Times has said of her work: “Miss Balint has her own film noir sensibility as a songwriter. She slips inside her characters to project their restlessness and longing.”

Singer-songwriter Stew is a founding member of the band The Negro Problem, and a Tony and Obie award-winning playwright and composer (Passing Strange).

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May 18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm